Tamsin Kimoto

Tamsin Kimoto

Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
PhD, Emory University
MA, Loyola Marymount University
BA, Northern Arizona University
research interests:
  • Queer and trans of color studies
  • Asian American studies
  • Racial science
  • History and philosophy of medicine
  • Abolition
  • Continental philosophy

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    MSC 1078-0137-02
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Tamsin Kimoto teaches classes in queer and trans of color studies, prison abolition, Asian American feminisms, science and technology studies, and Continental philosophy. 

Professor Kimoto earned a PhD in Philosophy from Emory University in 2020 with a dissertation on critical phenomenology and trans politics. Prior to joining WGSS at WashU, they were Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Goucher College. Professor Kimoto is currently working on a manuscript that draws connections between racial sciences, the history of plastic surgery, and contemporary trans medicine in order to think about the political potential of a radical trans of color aesthetics. Their other major project focuses on theorizing the interconnections between Asian American feminisms and anti-carceral politics by situating contemporary anti-Asian violence within a transpacific framework focused on practices of objectification. Their work appears in a number of places including Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics (University of Washington 2018), The Biopolitics of Punishment: Derrida and Foucault (Northwestern UP 2022), and Revue International de Philosophie.